28-29 October 2008. Brighton, UK. The motivation for this two-day workshop came from the OECD-commissioned Recommendations for a Web-Based Resource to Facilitate Integration of Climate Change Adaptation into Development Planning and Assistance.
Among the concluding recommendations of the above mentioned report the authors stated that “in order to reduce overlaps, redundancies and confusion between the three sites, the managers/institutions responsible for LCA, ALM and WeAdapt should be supported in their efforts to coordinate content and navigation” (p. 28). In the spirit of this recommendation, representatives from each of these web resources, as well as a small number of other active contributors to research and knowledge sharing on climate change adaptation met at the Institute of Development Studies (Brighton, UK) to explore ways of building stronger and more mutually-supportive coordination between their services.
Below is an interview with Mary O'Neill, Communications Officer of the Climate Change Adaptation in Africa (CCAA) program www.idrc.ca/ccaa International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Web platforms for sharing knowledge
The Internet plays a vital role in facilitating global exchange to build knowledge on adaptation. Key resources that can help CCAA partners and others contribute to the growing field of adaptation include:
The Linking Climate Adaptation (LCA) Network. This Eldis-hosted community links over 900 practitioners, stakeholders, researchers and policy-makers around the globe. To learn more and access summaries of recent publications, visit http://community.eldis.org/lca/
WeAdapt http://www.weadapt.org/ is an online platform that offers a range of innovative tools to help users access, share and synthesis knowledge on adaptation. WikiAdapt allows multiple contributors to co-create new knowledge products through a layered process of online drafting and editing. To access existing articles and a wiki tutorial, visit: http://wikiadapt.org/index.php?title=Main_Page
Adaptation Learning Mechanism (ALM) from UNDP.
Below is an interview with Jennifer Baumwoll of UNDP